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The 15 Greatest Manchester Bands Of All Time
3. 13. JAMES
Formed in Whalley Range in 1982, the band performed under various names, until becoming James after the arrival of singer Tim Booth. The band released their first two singles on Factory Records and supported The Smiths on a high profile tour in 1985. They signed to US label Sire and released two LPs, but had little success until the end of the decade when their singles Sit Down and Come Home made waves in the indie charts a. For the past 25 years, James have made consistently intriguing music.